With Halloween, many Americans are ready to band together for a night filled with trinkets or treats. Going for a late swim would be unthinkable, unless you are a brave soul who is also looking for a fear. If you live near one of the areas listed on this list, consider a revitalizing bath in one of these ten supposedly haunted waters. It could be an unforgettable Halloween!
SEE ALSO: 10 Horrific Haunted Villages Around the World
10 Lower Yellowstone Falls – Wyoming
Waterfalls can be both beautiful and terrifying. They provide a sense of serenity, but crossing the border is the stuff of nightmares. In 1870, a group of five American militia officers and their Crow leaders explored the Yellowstone Gorges. Native Americans in the area stole all their horses overnight. The militiamen started the persecution and soon caught up with them as the tribe crossed the river near the falls. The raft that the trunk had built was not strong enough to cross the strong currents. However, most horses were already able to swim through.
The men and women paddled furiously as the raft slowly sank underwater as it headed for the falls. They began to sing a Death Song as they neared the edge. Allegedly, the explorers raised their hats to greet them as the raft passed by. Legend has it that two screaming eagles flew by at the same moment. Today, people say that while they are standing near the falls, they can hear the tribe singing their death song. 
9 White Rock Lake – Dallas, Texas
White Rock Lake was commissioned in 1911 and can accommodate people for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and hosting events. It became a city park in Dallas in 1929. However, many residents are wary of meeting the Lady of the Lake.
Stories about the lady go back to the 1930s. The first written report was written in 1953 by Guy Malloy, a former director of displays at Neiman Marcus. He reported that he had taken a young girl in one of his clothes by the lake, which claimed to have had a car accident with her friend nearby. Malloy gave her a raincoat, but when they went to the address she had indicated, she was gone. Since that claim, many more would say that they also picked up the lady. Their stories are slightly different. Sometimes she wears a nightgown, sometimes a wedding dress. They also cite various versions of their death, such as a boating accident, suicide or suicide. What they do not distinguish is the ride itself.
She often stands at night on the road near White Rock Lake, waving desperately to be picked up by passing cars. She prefers the backseat because her dress is wet. She stops talking and cries most of the time. When the journey ends the address given by the lady, she disappears or jumps out of the car. Those who contact the owners of the house will find that they are a likeness to a previous owner who drowned years before.
Haunted Rooms America offers monthly tours where attendees can learn more about the lady and find out about her presence. 
8 Saco River – Maine
The Saco River in Maine runs about 80 km from Lovewell Pond to Saco Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1675, three white men disembarked and paddled up the river. They soon saw an Indian woman with her little son in a canoe. The drunken men believed in a myth that baby locals could swim, grabbed the baby and threw it into the river. The woman rescued her baby, but died a week later. As it turned out, the baby's father was the chief of a local tribe.
The chief cursed angered the water. He asked the ghosts to demand the lives of three whites who venture each year into the river. I could not find statistics on the number of annual male Caucasian deaths in the river, but I am very sure that I will never immerse myself. 
7 Devil's Pool – Australia
No less in the last 60 years In Devil's pool in Australia, more than fifteen men have died. Legend has it that forbidden love is the cause.
The story goes that a young woman from the Yidinji people called Oolana married a respected elder of her tribe, Waroonoo. Soon after, she began to long for a man named Dyga from a neighboring tribe. They fled to the valleys to be captured soon afterwards. She broke and threw herself into the water. Oolana shouted that Dyga should follow, and so did he. The legend does not say what happened to him, but Oolana disappeared between the boulders and the rushing water. Today there are signs warning of rocks and strong currents. Tourists who ignore the risk say that they can hear Oolana's cries for their forbidden lover. 
6 Higbee Beach – New Jersey
Craig McManus has spent many years recording instances of Cape May, New Jersey's many ghosts. McManus is a psychic and an author. He claims to feel the presence of ghosts and sometimes see him walking through the sands of Higbee Beach. Such a ghost is that of a man in a long coat who sometimes walks with a black dog.
McManus reports that the Higbee family built the Hermitage Hotel in 1823 near the beach. Both Higbee brothers died in the 1870s and their niece Etta Gregory took over the hotel. One of the brothers, Thomas, had precise instructions regarding the manner of his burial and his undisturbed eternal rest. When Etta died in 1937, her last wish required Thomas to be disbanded and buried with her in another cemetery. McManus believes that the man with the dog could be the dissatisfied Thomas Higbee. He is reported to arrive in the evening, but disappears when he approaches. 
5 Ronkonkoma Lake – Long Island, New York
In the 1600s, a Setauket Indian princess named Tuskawanta fell in love with a white ranger named Hugh Birdsall, who returned her affection. Unfortunately, her father prevented her from seeing Birdsall. Tuskawanta spent seven years writing love letters on her friend's tree bark and tried to send her by driving her across the lake, which separated them. After she had never received a single answer, she gave in to despair, rowed into the middle of the lake and stabbed herself in the heart.
According to legend, the tragic princess swore to drag every young man into a dank grave year since. Looking at the drowning statistics over a century, the average of the lake is well over a year. A former lifeguard drowned 30 male victims in the 34 years he patrolled the beaches. However, one researcher points out that her findings from two centuries indicate that women and children drown more often than men. Unfortunately, the lake is closed to swimming because of algal blooms. The "Lady of the Lake" has to find a new way to claim their victims. 
4 Braley Pond – Virginia
The George Washington National Forest in Virginia is apparently at home to some spooky areas. One of them is the peaceful Braley Pond, which invites you to trout fishing, hiking and cycling. Unfortunately, in May 2003, it was the site of a brutal gang murder. Suicides in the nearby forest were also reported.
Many visitors to the campsites report nausea, disorientation and feelings of anxiety that occur suddenly. Shadow figures and children laugh were also reported. The pond seems to be the place of the most intense occurrences. In 2006, members of the Shenandoah Valley Paranormal Society investigated the pond. One member claimed, "Something came home with me that night … it felt like mucus and I could feel it moving on my skin." There are rumors that one of the researchers may have committed suicide after the visit.
Most The disturbing story of a haunt by the lake comes from the paranormal researcher Shea Willis. Willis and a friend decided to study the pond with a group of twelve adolescents interested in parapsychology. Willis felt scared immediately after his arrival. Not long after, two of the adolescents became physically ill. Willis felt the strongest psychic reaction she had ever felt and decided to end the journey.
Later that night, Willis and her friend decided to return. The feeling of fear was with them as soon as they returned. Willis recalls: "This (presence) did not feel like the others, it did not even feel human." They soon heard something in the water and as they turned, a green ball hovered over the pond. As Willis fumbled for her camera, the sounds in the water grew louder and louder. She and her partner decided that it was finally time to leave. As they ran, Willi's friend was thrown into the air and into the water.
When she called for him, she felt something big crawling on her back. Her friend had made it back to the truck, and when Willis arrived there, none of them could find anything on her body. She would have nightmares and a general terrible feeling for a long time. In the next few months Willis made several return trips. every time she encountered various strange events. While Willis' story sounds fantastic to many, it should still make you think twice about a trip to Braley Pond. 
3 Hales Bar Dam – Tennessee
America's first hydroelectric dam, Hales Bar, was built in the early 20th century. They did not know, they built it on cursed land. That would be just the beginning.
The Sycamore Shoals contract, signed between Daniel Boone and several Cherokee leaders, was signed in 1775. One of the leaders, Dragging Canoe, was indignant and vowed that the land would remain "dark" forever and bloody "for all who lived there. The surrounding waters have already been considered sacred by locals. They thought they saw the souls of their ancestors sucked into the largest vortex of water.
The construction of the dam was fraught with terrible problems. There were accidents and conflicts among the workers in relation to the race. Many workers, maybe even several hundred, died while working at the Hales bar. The dam also licked soon after completion. It was decided to flood the area under the dam, which washed out an old cemetery. In the 1960s, the dam was finally closed. The new dam, Nickajack, was named after an old Cherokee village. In true Tennessee embankment style, it flooded the old village after which it was named.
Today, visitors to the old Hales Bar Dam might encounter Cherokee spirits, the mind of a murdered woman, ghosts of perished workers, or a demon in a tunnel below. Tourists also reported apparitions and disembodied footsteps that raised dust. The crying and screaming of the children is also widespread. Visitors, silly enough to approach the hot tub, have even mentioned that they feel themselves seized by hands. 
2 Queen Mary's First Class Swimming Pool – Long Beach, California
The Queen Mary Hotel was an ocean liner that sailed in the North Atlantic during the 1930s-1960s. It has been run as a hotel for half a century. The hotel itself is considered one of the most visited hotels in the country. The first-class swimming pool seems to be the center of the whole. Two women may have drowned when the ship was in operation. The ghosts that are seen there today only seem to be women. The most frequently reported figures are from an adult woman and a young girl named Jackie. Some say young Jackie plays hide and seek with guests at night. Guests also claim to see wet footprints around the edge of the empty pool. 
1 Lake Superior – Canada
For those who have seen the spooky submarine movie below, this story could bring about the same watery chills.
In the late autumn of 1927, the SS Kamloops encountered difficulties during a storm on the Upper Lake. The captain of his escort ship, the Quedoc, noticed a massive wave and changed course to Fort William. His warning to the Kamloops must have come too late, since it has never arrived. After three weeks of searching in dreadful winter weather, the search was stopped.
Next spring, the remains of nine crew members and a lifeboat were found on a small island near a makeshift fire pit. The ship itself would go down as one of the "ghost ships" of the Great Lakes; Dozens of ships disappeared without a trace. Half a century after its demise, however, the SS Kamloops was found. The almost icy temperatures at the bottom of the upper lake kept the ship extremely well. The food was in remarkable shape and the crew cabins still looked weird.
Only the most experienced divers can brave the depth and icy temperatures of the lake floor. These divers told a story of a Kamloops crewman appearing below. They called him Grandpa. Sometimes they saw him sitting in a bunk of crew and watching them explore. Others claimed to see him in his crew routines. The scariest stories were about grandpa following them swimming. sometimes he even reached out and touched her.
During their investigation, divers also found the remains of a fantastically preserved crewmember in the engine room. The body still had its flesh, maintaining an icy mummification. The divers knew this had to be Grandpa's body. The corpse, they say, would seemingly follow them, just as Grandpa did. They often said they both saw each other on a journey, but never in the same room. Despite the scarcity of ghostly depths, Grandpa never tried to hurt anyone. The divers said he was glad to only have company. The cause of the demise of the SS Kamloops was never revealed. Maybe Grandpa lingers to find out what led him and his companions to their wet graves. 
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